GOLDSTEIN: Why can’t politicians admit mistakes?

What is it in the DNA of politicians that prevents them from admitting to even an honest mistake? Do they not understand how foolish they look when they don’t and how it contributes to public cynicism about politics? And, worst of all, that it undermines the very things they hoped to avoid in terms of public attitudes about important issues?

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne and Toronto Mayor John Tory all made an honest mistake when they assumed an 11-year-old Muslim girl’s account that she had twice been attacked in Toronto by an “Asian” man, who cut her hijab with scissors, was true.